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RKO

What does RKO mean?

RKO is a wrestling move famously performed by professional wrestler Randy Orton.

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Examples of RKO

“I want to RKO every single person that is posting the bathing suit pic on insta”
Faith Nesbitt @Faaiitthhhh Twitter (May 3, 2017)
“Ready to RKO myself through my bedroom window over the fact I simply CANT STUDY”
@JasonKiely1 Twitter (May 3, 2017)
“But before Orton embarks on one of the most demanding months of his career, he sat down with WWE.com to discuss the highs, lows and lessons of the 15 preceding years, from knowing who he’s here to please to his single favorite RKO ever.”
Anthony Benigno and Nichola Sampogna, “Exclusive interview: Randy Orton looks back on his 15-year career,” WWE (April 26, 2017)
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Who uses RKO?

Because the RKO is a dramatic and powerful move, wanting to “do an RKO” to someone or telling someone that they’re going to “get RKO’d” is used as an expression of frustration, e.g., “I’m going to RKO Ted if he’s late again.”

The RKO wrestling move is not related to RKO Pictures, the noted early 20th-century American film and radio production company.

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